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Platform Win, 360, PS3 Publisher Deep Silver Developer Volition Release Date 2013-08-20

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Saints Row 4 review: suit and tie

It knows what it wants to be: an outrageous exercise in player power fantasy. It succeeds, offering a glut of interesting challenges and a suite of bonafide super powers with which to take them on. And it does so while respecting the player's choice to cause chaos with whatever character identity they prefer. You play as the leader of the Saints, once a street gang that's become the most powerful (and popular) organization on Earth. After an over-the-top prologue that sees you literally saving the world, you are thrust into the presidency of the United States, and subject to a devastating alien attack. You spend most of your time alternating between story missions, side quests and simply running amok in the huge open world. Gameplay comes in a wide variety of flavors, with much of...

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Saints Row 4: Re-Elected coming to PS4 and Xbox One, $30 this January

Last year's Saints Row 4 is being ported to current-gen systems by High Voltage Software and branded as Saints Row 4: Re-Elected, it was revealed at a PAX panel this afternoon. The project was announced alongside a new Saints Row expansion titled Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, which is being developed by series creator Volition alongside High Voltage. The port will be available for $29.99 including all Saints Row 4 DLC, or for $49.99 as a bundle with Gat out of Hell. Both will be available January 27, 2015. The developer teased new features like voice commands (examples given: "motherfucker" and "son of a bitch") along with modding so players can create their own weapons. We'll have more on Saints Row 4: Re-Elected, as well as Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, in the next couple days.

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Saints Row style now wearable with a new line of clothing

Video game clothing and apparel maker Insert Coin released its Saints Row-inspired clothing range to its online store over the weekend, it announced today. Insert Coin unveiled the line in its concept phase in January. The final range features a Professor Genki and Saints Flow t-shirt for $30 each, a Johnny Gat polo tee $42, leggings featuring a Genki print for $42, a Steelport Saints hoodie for $56 and a 3rd Street Saints varsity-style jacket for $77. A comprehensive Saints Row 4 collection called the National Treasure Edition will launch for PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360 July 8. Since its release last year, Saints Row 4 has launched as several special editions, such as the Commander in Chief Edition, Super Dangerous Wub Wub Edition and Game of the Generation Edition. You...

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Check out this artist's real-life replica of Saints Row 4's Dubstep Gun

A creative Saints Row 4 fan is currently working on a functioning replica of the game's iconic Dubstep Gun, as shown in a gallery on the user's DeviantArt page. Those familiar with Saints Row 4 know that the Dubstep Gun isn't your typical projectile shooter; this menacing weapon blasts opponents with sweet tunes and takes them out by dropping the bass. Artist "KazeXenami" is building his replica out of wood and a complex web of circuitry to bring life to the gun's speaker. KazeXenami has also posted several videos to his YouTube channel demonstrating his work, blasting music from the gun's completed speakerbox and showing how all its different parts light up. Additionally, KazeXenami's Dubstep Gun isn't just another remake of the plastic model that shipping with special collector's...

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Saints Row 4 National Treasure Edition coming July 8

A comprehensive Saints Row 4 collection dubbed the National Treasure Edition will launch for PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360 July 8, publisher Deep Silver announced today. The National Treasure Edition packages 29 DLC items and content packs, as well as the Grass Roots Merica! gun, totaling more than $60 worth of content. A full list of included items, activities, vehicles, missions packs and more is available on the game's official website. Pre-orders are open now. Saints Row 4 launched last year; several special editions, such as the Commander in Chief Edition, Super Dangerous Wub Wub Edition and Game of the Generation Edition have already been released with varying bonuses. Saints Row 4 National Treasure Edition will be available for $29.99. For more on the game, check...

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THQ's abandoned office is a ghost town full of video game relics

When THQ declared bankruptcy and dissolved, it abandoned its office, leaving boxes, games, marketing materials and more behind, according to a gallery created by Reddit user Soulessgingr.  The Redditor works for a company that moved into THQ's former headquarters. According to Soulessgingr, the THQ office includes abandoned hardware like cables, monitors, routers and TVs. "It seems the building owner paid THQ for all the stuff they left," Soulessgingr wrote.  But more important to video game fans, the office is also littered with video game awards, boxes and promotional materials for former THQ games like South Park: The Stick of Truth, which found new life at Ubisoft,  Saints Row the Third: Enter the Dominatrix, a planned standalone expansion that was eventually incorporated into S...

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Xbox 360 Gold subscribers get a Batman-themed sale this week

This week's Xbox 360 sale is live, offering discounts to Xbox Live Gold subscribers on games and add-on content set in Batman's home city through April 21, 2014. Gotham-themed discounts include: Batman Arkham Asylum for $4.99, 75 percent off Batman Arkham City for $4.99, 75 percent off Batman Arkham City Harley Quinn's Revenge for $2.49, 75 percent off Batman Arkham City Arkham City Skins Pack for $1.24, 75 percent off Batman Arkham Origins: Deathstroke Challenge Pack for $2.99, 50 percent off Batman Arkham Origins Infinite Earths Skins Pack for $2.49, 50 percent off Batman Arkham Origins Initiation for $3.49, 50 percent off Batman Arkham Origins New Millennium Skins Pack for $2.49, 50 percent off Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass for $9.99, 50 percent off Gotham...

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Amazon lists re-releases of Saints Row 4, Dead Island: Riptide, more

Repackaged versions of a few 2013 titles including Saints Row 4 and Dead Island: Riptide are on their way to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, if listings on some Amazon sites in Europe are accurate, Official Xbox Magazine U.K. reports. Amazon Germany lists a Game of the Century Edition for Saints Row 4 on PS3 and Xbox 360. The package includes more than 20 downloadable add-ons, and according to Amazon, it will cost €29.99 and be available May 9. Saints Row 4 publisher Deep Silver previously released a variety of special editions for the game, including the Commander in Chief Edition, Super Dangerous Wub Wub Edition and Game of the Generation Edition. The open-world action title was originally released last August. A Complete Edition of Dead Island: Riptide is available now on Amazon...

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Company of Heroes 2 and Saints Row 4 free to play this weekend

Company of Heroes 2 and Saints Row 4 are free to download and play on Steam this weekend, with both titles being heavily discounted during this period, Valve announced today. Until Sunday Jan. 19, 2014 at 4 p.m. ET, Steam users can download and play both titles for free. Until Monday Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. ET, both titles are also on sale, with Company of Heroes 2 being discounted by 66 percent to $13.59 and Saints Row 4 getting a 50 percent discount to $19.99. The Saints Row franchise pack, which bundles together Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third, Saints Row 4 and their accompanying downloadable content, is also on sale for $29.99, a 60 percent discount on its regular price.

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The game industry says happy holidays in 2013

2013 was a banner year for the game industry. Microsoft and Sony brought us into the eighth generation of consoles with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, respectively, while the continuing rise of indie developers meant that self-publishing games on those new systems became an important battleground in the competition between the platform holders. That's all suspended for the time being, though, as the year winds down and the holidays arrive. We've collected holiday cards for 2013 from developers, publishers, platform holders, public-relations agencies and other companies in the gallery below, and we'll continue to update this post as we receive more of them. We'll start off the collection with a special animated card from ReedPOP, the company behind New York Comic Con, all the Penny...

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Join in the Saints Row Jingle Bells Sing A Long

What do you get when you cross a couple dozen Saints Row 4 fans and a Christmas carol? Why, it's the Saints Row Jingle Bells Sing A Long, which you can watch above! Press play above to hear the holiday classic reimagined with lyrics about Johnny Gat, Matt Miller and Zinyak. For more on the game that inspired the mildly NSFW version of "Jingle Bells," be sure to read Polygon's Saints Row 4 review. You can also check out a brand new episode of Today I Played, which explores Saints Row 4's Christmas-themed downloadable content.052

Saints Row 4 Releases
North America
  • Windows
    • Released 2013-08-20
    • Publisher Deep Silver
    • Developer Volition
    • Score 9.0
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2013-08-20
    • Publisher Deep Silver
    • Developer Volition
    • Score 9.0
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2013-08-20
    • Publisher Deep Silver
    • Developer Volition
    • Score 9.0
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